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Neuron. 2010 Nov 18;68(4):604-6. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2010.11.015.

The cytomatrix protein bassoon contributes to fast transmission at conventional and ribbon synapses.

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  • 1Department of Experimental Psychology, Psychology Institute, Universidade de São Paulo, Av. Prof. Mello Moraes 1721, 05508-030 São Paulo, Brazil.


The presynaptic active zone contains a complex web of proteins involved in synaptic transmission. In this issue of Neuron, two articles show evidence that one of these proteins, Bassoon, coordinates multiple functions in a conventional and ribbon-type synapse.

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